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At ESADE, you can take three Bachelor’s degree courses: the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA (bilingual section or 100% English section), the Bachelor and Master in Law and the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law.
In order to adapt to the EHEA, ESADE has replaced the ‘licenciatura’ undergraduate programmes with the new Bachelor’s degree courses. It should be noted that ESADE was one of the first institutions to adapt to the new system, due to the fact that its courses were already based on the EHEA’s educational proposals: a diverse methodology, focused on the participants and aimed at developing skills and competencies.
The Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA offers a bilingual section taught in English and Spanish/Catalan and a 100% English section. There are two groups in the Bachelor and Master in Law course, one taught in Spanish and the other in Catalan, and in the Double degree in Business Administration and Law there is one group, which is taught in Spanish and English.
Some of the teachers devote their time exclusively to teaching and others combine their professional activity with academic pursuits. However, they all have advanced university degrees and most have a PhD.
The number of students in each class varies depending on the subject. However, in most cases the classes are small, in order to make it easier for students to participate and work in groups.

The first course is selective. In order to go on to the second course, the following rules must be followed:

Bachelor and Master in Law

The first year of the Bachelor and Master in Law programme consists of 9 compulsory subjects, which are worth 60 ECTS credits in total.

Students can enrol in the second year course…
…if they have passed at least 7 of the compulsory subjects in the first course (or 6, if one of the subjects failed is a language), in the May-June and July exam sittings.

Students can repeat the first year course…
…if they have not passed at least 7 of the subjects in the first course, and as long as they have passed at least 4 of the total number of subjects they were enrolled in. These repeat students will study the first year subjects they failed as well as the compulsory subjects in the second year course, which they will choose on the basis of those that are compatible in terms of both scheduling and content with the subjects they failed in the first year course.

Students must leave the undergraduate course…
…if they have not passed at least 4 of the compulsory subjects in the May-June and July exam sittings, unless there are exceptional circumstances or special educational needs that justify their continuing.


Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA

Students can enrol in the second year course…
…as long as they have failed no more than 15 ECTS in compulsory or core subjects in the first year course after the first two exam sittings. English I is not taken into account when calculating the number of subjects passed or failed.

Students can repeat the first year course…
…if they still need to earn 16-24 ECTS credits in compulsory or core subjects in the first year course. English I is not taken into account when calculating the number credits earned. In such a case, only the subjects the student has not passed will be repeated, and the rest of their workload will be made up of optional subjects.

Students repeating a year will only have to pay the matriculation fee plus the subject fees corresponding to the subjects they are repeating.
Students repeating the first year can request to study a subject in the second term of the second year course, as long as they can provide satisfactory reports of their academic progress during the first term.

Students must leave the undergraduate course…
…if they have failed 25 ECTS or more in compulsory or core subjects in the first year course after the first two exam sittings. English I is not taken into account when calculating the number credits earned.

Yes, students who successfully complete ESADE’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses are awarded official qualifications by Universitat Ramon Llull. With these qualifications, students can access both third-cycle studies (PhD courses) as well as any of the Civil Service exams.

Yes, you simply have to fill in the online admission forms for the Bachelor’s degree courses you want to study.
It means that you are admitted on the condition that you fulfil the academic requirements required to access one of ESADE’s university Bachelor’s degree courses: passing the last year of high school as well as fulfilling the university entrance requirements.
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It is an aptitude test. It does not test the candidate’s knowledge. Therefore, there is no specific subject matter that the student can prepare, nor is it a psychometric test. Basically, the test assesses how fast you learn, your ability to make decisions and analyse situations, etc. It can only be taken in Spanish. You can consult a sample ESADE admission test by clicking on the following link:

A total of 4 hours 30 minutes, including a break.

More information about the admission test
You can change the date by writing to ESADE, explaining your reasons, at least one week before the test is due to be taken. If you miss two of the scheduled dates for taking the admission test, you will have to pay another matriculation fee.

More information about the admission test
Since this is an aptitude test, you do not pass or fail as such. If you are considered unsuitable, it is unlikely that this would change very much the following year. However, you can repeat the admission test the following year, if you wish.

More information about the admission test
All you need is your ID card/Passport and the confirmation message you received when you applied.
The admission test can be taken in several Spanish cities. Check the Upcoming Events page regularly, or contact the Marketing and Admissions Service for more information.
ESADE’s admission test is in Spanish. At the end of the test there is a written section, which must be completed either in Spanish or Catalan. If you request admission to the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA you can submitted to the SAT or ACT and send the results.
The part of the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA and the Double Degree in Business Administration and Law test devoted to mathematics does not assess your knowledge, but rather your ability to assimilate what is taught in the programme. The test for the Bachelor and Master in Law does not have a mathematics section.

More information about admission test
The Admissions Committee assesses the results of the test together with other aspects: your academic record, the information provided in your admission application form and, in some cases, the personal interview. The decision is made on the basis of all this information, and not just on the test results.
Since this is an aptitude test, which does not require any specific preparation, it is best to take the test early in the year. Thus, you will receive the results sooner and, if you are not accepted, it will be easier for you to make alternative arrangements. Bear in mind that the admissions process is ongoing. Therefore, the places are allocated as the tests are taken.  Although a certain number of places are reserved for each test sitting, it is nevertheless advisable to take the admissions test as early as possible.

More information about the admission test

When they start the programme, students should have the following level of English:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA (bilingual section) - Level equivalent to First Certificate
     
  • Bachelor in Business Administration-BBA (English section) - Level equivalent to Certificate in Advanced English
     
  • Double degree in Business Administration and Law - Level equivalent to Certificate in Advanced English
All students have to take an English language level test on the day they do the ESADE's admissions test.

The admissions process for the Bachelor’s degree courses at ESADE is not related to public Spanish university pre-registration.
You need to fulfill the requirements for acesssing university in your country. Spanish students need to pass in the university entrance exam (Selectividad) in June.
Bachelor’s degree students have a Baccalaureate average grade of 8 (0-10 scale).

It includes teaching fees and language tuition. The matriculation fee does not include accommodation or books, should these be required. 4% of this fee goes to the ESADE Grant Fund.
ESADE offers a wide range of grants, and we also have agreements with various financial institutions, which provide students with study loans with favourable repayment conditions.

The Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA is taught at the Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus and the Bachelor and Master in Law, at the Barcelona-Pedralbes Campus. The first three courses of the Double degree in Business Administration and Law are taught at the Barcelona-Pedralbes Campus and the rest are taught at the Barcelona-Sant Cugat Campus.
We have agreements with the Residencia Universitaria Sarrià and the Residencia Universitaria Roberto di Nobili, which offer accommodation 50% grants to students from outside of Catalonia. Over 80% of the students in these halls of residence study at ESADE. For further information on accommodation, please download the following guide.

You can access ESADE’s Bachelor’s degrees from any high school option, except for Humanities and Arts for the Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA and the Double degree in Business Administration and Law, as they do not include maths. If a student passes the admission process, they are considered to be perfectly capable of following an ESADE university programme, irrespective of the type of high school they studied.
Yes, ESADE attends all the main education fairs throughout the academic year.  Please consult our Upcoming Events page for updated information.
As long as the centre wants: ESADE is aware of the fact that, during their secondary school studies, students cannot afford to miss too much class time. So, we adapt our information sessions to the time they have available.  Centres usually ask for a one-hour session. However, this can be made shorter or longer, depending on their needs

If you are located in Spain or Andorra please contact Isabel Sánchez.  You can write to her at admissions@esade.edu or call her on (+34) 932 802 995.

If you are located in another country please contact Marie Eouzan. You can write to her at bbaenglish@esade.edu or call her on +34 932 802 995.


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